One of Britain's biggest cigarette companies labels Ed Miliband's plans for a new "tobacco tax" as "unjust and just a bad idea".
Some of the schoolgirls abducted in April by Islamist militants are now free, Nigeria's military tells the BBC.
The Queen "purred" when David Cameron told her about Scotland's rejection of independence referendum, he apparently reveals.
Two Nigerian woman trafficked into the UK sex trade were put through 'witchcraft' ordeals to ensure they obeyed, Cardiff Crown Court hears.
Engineers in the Colombian city of Medellin have blown up four tower blocks at the Space apartment complex, which was deemed unsafe following a deadly collapse.
The DUP's Edwin Poots and Nelson McCausland are being replaced as Stormont ministers, party leader Peter Robinson announces.
President Obama hails the support of Arab nations in air strikes which reportedly killed dozens of Islamic State and jihadist militants in Syria.
A woman and her 10-year-old son die after being hit by a train in Slough, Berkshire.
A teenager is taken into custody after a suspected firearms incident in Shetland saw police urge the public in some areas to remain indoors.
A white tiger attacks and kills a man who was in its enclosure at a zoo in the Indian capital Delhi.
A pilot dies when two single-seater light aircraft collide in mid-air over Bedfordshire, causing one to crash to the ground.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy drops plans to limit abortion to cases of rape or where the mother's health is at serious risk.
The prime suspect in the investigation to find Alice Gross murdered his wife with homemade weapons, court documents reveal.
New figures suggest 70% of those infected in West Africa have died, higher than previously reported.
Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis is convicted of one count of indecent assault in 1995 but cleared of two further charges.
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond says "all of Scotland will emerge as the winner" following the vote against independence.
Ed Miliband tells the Labour conference he wants to recruit 36,000 NHS doctors, nurses and other health staff - partly funded by a tax on tobacco firms and expensive homes.
Greenpeace activists take control of a train carrying 1,500 tonnes of coal to a power station, the campaign group says.
About 50 Nigerian MPs storm out of parliament after a motion to discuss an alleged $9.3m cash arms deal in South Africa was blocked.
Closing an M4 motorway slip road at peak times in Neath Port Talbot since August has cost £1.3m.